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Tim Elliott


Lau, Horton & Wise LLP, in Association with CMS Hasche Sigle, Hong Kong LLP
Nexxus Building
41 Connaught Road Central
Hong Kong S.A.R.
Hong Kong
CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP
Cannon Place
78 Cannon Street
United Kingdom
Languages English

Tim Elliott is the Head of Finance at Lau, Horton & Wise LLP and a partner at CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP. He advises on a wide range of debt and leasing transactions across the asset and commodity classes. He works with export credit agencies, owners, banks, lessors and portfolio managers, in particular on shipping, aviation, offshore marine, and oil and gas financings and all associated equipment procurement, chartering and operating arrangements. Tim’s experience includes advising on syndicated debt and capital markets offerings, portfolio sales and corporate purchases, leasing and funds formation, tax structuring and work-outs. 

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Shipping and Offshore

  • Bumi Armada Berhad on the US$1.1 billion syndicated facility for the conversion and operation of the FPSO Armada Olombendo, to go on charter to Eni for operations offshore Angola. 
  • A Chinese leasing company in respect of the sale and leaseback financing of a converted FSRU to be chartered for operations offshore Brazil. 
  • CCB Asia on the US$96 million facility to subsidiaries of China State Shipbuilding Corporation Limited in respect of four 1,400TEU containerships chartered to subsidiaries of Nordic Hamburg Shipmanagement. 
  • A Hong Kong-based petroleum company in respect of restructuring nine vessels and six barges under arrest in Hong Kong, Singapore, China and South Korea. 
  • Hammonia on the US$52 million sale and leaseback financing of 2 8,200TEU containerships to be purchased and chartered by Minsheng Financial Leasing Co Ltd. 
  • GasLog Limited on the US$1.05 billion re-financing of 8 LNG carriers comprising term loan and revolving credit facility tranches by a syndicate arranged by, amongst others, Citigroup Global Markets Limited and DVB Bank America N.V. (Global Transport Finance Debt Deal of the Year 2016) and on the US$1.1 billion KEXIM and K-Sure backed financing of it's newbuild LNG train programme. 


  • Chong Hing Bank on the US$35 million facility to a subsidiary of the CALC Group to fund the purchase of various second-hand aircraft including one Airbus A321-200 aircraft on lease to Danish Air Transport.
  • A global corporate on its corporate jet programme, including a corporate jet sale and the purchase of a majority aircraft interest in a fractionalised programme.

Oil & Gas

  • An international investment bank on two monetisation programmes for the in-tank purchase and resale of oil commodities in international waters.  
  • A South American oil and gas producer on the structuring of a secured oil receivables financing on a pre-export financing basis. 
  • GE Energy Financial Services on a financing of various North Sea assets. 
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1996 – BA, Lady Margaret Hall, University of Oxford, United Kingdom

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